Traffic Anchor Reporter


Broadcasting-Radio/TV | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 4/8/24

Job Description

KCCI, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA, is now hiring a Traffic/Right Now Anchor Reporter. We need a good storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and engagement skills. We want someone who can captivate our viewers on social media and a journalist who will grow this position. In addition, you will bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. You will enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and complete live shots. You will write and edit scripts with viewer interaction in mind. You are versatile, enterprising, can work fast and efficiently, and work well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and have excellent live reporting skills. You will report to the News Director.


Prepare morning and evening traffic report with graphics
News gather for traffic reports
Provide concise live traffic reports for morning show and, as needed, evening shows
Research and report up-to-the-minute traffic conditions
Communicate important traffic information to the show producers and show anchors promptly
Make sure that corresponding graphics, video and live shots are used accurately
Deliver scripted and ad-lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose.
Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments.
Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance
Appear on behalf of the station at public events.
Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms throughout the day
Work on different stories and projects at once and meeting all deadlines
Summarize information into easy-to-understand components
In-person attendance required

Professional or college experience as a journalist and storyteller in a commercial television station
Experience using traffic systems preferred
Suited to ad-lib in breaking news situations
Clear speech, basic knowledge of how to use a computer and basic knowledge of social media
Familiar with street and highway names and directions; quick to learn
Must be creative and work well with others
Related military experience will be considered
Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Deadline to Apply 5/29/24


888 9th Street

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Human Resoures

Deadline to Apply 5/29/24

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